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Kington Walking Festival

WELCOME TO THE KINGTON WALKS SEVENTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

As in previous years, the 2018 festival offers an extensive range of guided walks around Kington and the surrounding area covering a wide range of topics, history, geology, natural history, landscape, industry and more. See below for links to the walks sorted by grade, or view the whole festival programme by day using the navigation buttons on the left hand side.

Alternativley click here to download a print a copy of the brochure.

Booking Conditions

Dogs

We regret that, with the exception of registered assistance dogs, dogs are NOT allowed on any of the walks.

Clothing

You will be expected to ensure that you are properly equipped for the grade and length of walk. For walks graded 2,3 and 4, walking boots, a waterproof jacket and trousers, warm clothes, gloves, hat and a rucksack are essential (it may be cold on the tops at any time of the year). We would strongly advise against walkers wearing jeans on any of our walks graded above level 1 as these are not sufficiently weatherproof. Walk leaders may refuse to take people who are not properly equipped or prepared.

Food and Drink

Ensure you have an adequate supply of water (and a hot drink if you wish) and sufficient food for the length of your walk. A packed lunch for an all day walk is strongly advised. Where refreshments are included on a walk, this is clearly stated.

Safety

Your leaders' duty is to the group and they may refuse to accept a walker whose clothing or equipment is unsuitable. If you choose to leave the group at any time, your leader is no longer responsible for you. Please have consideration for other people and keep mobile phone usage to a minimum. We also ask all walkers not to smoke while on guided walks, out of consideration for other and to avoid undue risk of fire or littering the countryside. No liability will be accepted for loss or injury that occurs as a result of taking part in any Walk or Event.

Age

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Timing

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of each walk. This is especially important for walks that include a bus journey. Walks will commence at the given time whether or not all participants have arrived. Please note that durations given for walks are approximate.

Booking

Most walks are priced at £5.50 for a half day and £7.50 for a longer walk. Some walks involve additional cost to cover transport, food or admission charges.

To avoid disappointment please book your place(s) in advance. We anticipate that many of the walks will be fully booked prior to the event. Priority is given to online bookings.  Should you wish to download and complete the booking form and send it together with a stamped, self addressed envelope and your cheque (made payable to Kington Walks) to Tourist Information Centre, 5 Church Street, Kington, HR5 3AZ. please do so as soon as possible.

Any unsold places will be available on the day from the Festival Office at The Burton Hotel, Mill Street, Kington.

Bookings are non-refundable except in the unlikely event that a walk is cancelled.

NB: Walks using public bus services

All information is correct at the time of going to press although both Herefordshire & Powys County Councils are reviewing public transport provision. Should a particular service be axed, we shall make alternative arrangements. Walkers should be aware this may entail a small extra charge.

 



Kington Walks is a charity registered in England and Wales (1172022)